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Vipera eriwanensis
Vipera eriwanensis

Accepted name: Vipera eriwanensis Reuss, 1933
Common name: Armenian viper
Georgian name: სომხური ველის გველგესლა
Synonyms: Vipera ursini renardi
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: Guram Imerlishvili
Reference: personal observation

Kukushkin et al. (2012) suggest presence of the species in Southern Georgia, along the Georgian-Turkish border. Guram Iremashvili recorded a viper near village Kartsakhi, which he identified as Vipera eriwanensis. The findings needs further approval (e.g. genetic analysis of the samples, as well as searching for more individuals.

Editor/Contact Person: Guram Iremashvili
Contact address: g.iremashvili@ddn.ge

Kukushkin O, Iskenderov T, Axmedov S, Bunyatova S and Zinenko O, 2012. Additions to the distribution of Vipera eriwanensis (Serpentes: Viperidae) in Transcaucasia, with comments on the identity of vipers in northeastern Azerbaijan. Herpetology Notes, volume 5: 423-427.

Citation: Guram Iremashvili, 2020-08-13. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Vipera eriwanensis]. .Vipera eriwanensis. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 28 September 2020